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For those of you who bake regularly, how often does it all go horribly wrong? In my case: plenty! And let’s face it, there is nothing more soul destroying than putting that cake in the oven with all the hopes in the world, only for it to catastrophically fail. Like a white chocolate bundt cake…

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It’s been a while since I posted! Not because I got lazy or anything don’t worry! I was simply away on my holidays and I couldn’t post:) I’m happy to announce that I am in the process of making a website for my baking! Until it’s up and running make sure to check out my…

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Gluten free? That’s no problem at all!! A lot of people think coeliacs have it hard when it comes to baking! Wheat is in all cakes right? Well not with these cookies! They are so light, with a macaroon texture on the outside, they are irresistible! All you have to do is simply use cornflour…

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This cake has quickly become a firm favourite in our house! So easy to make and very delicious! Ingredients 130g plain flour 80g butter 150g sugar plus 1/2 tbsp 1.5 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 70ml milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 200g plums, stoned, washed and chopped into small chunks Crumble 45g sugar 90g butter…

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My last year of living in Toronto before heading abroad was in a house near Kensington Market and Chinatown. Kensington is one of my favourite areas in all of Toronto; anyone who knows the city will be familiar with it’s eclectic craziness and perhaps pedestrian Sundays, when the streets are closed off and the market…

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Do you ever have leftover red wine?  Haha, me neither.  “Leftover” wine, what is that?  But pretend we’re living in an alternate universe where your friends come over for dinner and, at the end of the evening, instead of being sipped dry, you find half a cup of red wine in the bottom of a…

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Chocolate caramel pretzel mini donuts For the donuts: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 6 tablespoons sour cream 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil For the glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar 6 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven…

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My family owned a well loved café for many years and this is one of the cherished recipes from there that I still make at the café I work at today. These muffins are dairy free and made with wholemeal flour. They contain sugar (can’t have them too healthy now can I…..got to maintain my…

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This recipe has quickly become a firm favourite in our house and is really easy to make! Chocolate brownie mixture dotted with milk chocolate chunks, topped with a smooth dark chocolate ganache. As this cake is best eaten straight from the fridge, it gives the whole thing a super fudgy texture! If you give this…

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Okay, so this is not so much a recipe…..more of an example of one of my fav pizzas that we enjoyed for dinner tonight. I made a pile of caramelised onions last week so we could enjoy them with this ‘n’ that and they taste SO good on top of pizzas. This very delicious pizza…

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Each Monday rolls around and sometimes I have a great recipe lined up for #meatlessmonday, sometimes I don’t. This was one of those “I don’t” Mondays. What I did have was a nice round head of Aussie cauliflower sitting in my fridge that if I didn’t use soon, would be going to the bad place…

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This is the perfect recipe when you want to get your sweet tooth fix without overdoing it. Whether you’re having a dinner party of four, or you and another person don’t want to stop at just one-this is the perfect solution. I hate to waste food in my house… But I also don’t want to…

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Do you ever do that thing where you spill something on the kitchen counter and wind up cleaning the whole kitchen, including sorting out the pantry? What should have been been a quick, 2 minute mop-up, turns into a whole day of spring cleaning.  This recipe is the food equivalent of that scenario. It started…

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Cinnamon sugar mini donuts are my favourite donuts. They are simply delicious. Recipe 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp nutmeg 10 tbsp butter or 2 butter/margarine squares 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup milk Coating 6 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp…

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Living in Oregon, my fiance and I have been lucky enough to have fruit trees on our property in 2 different homes. From blackberries, pears, apples, and plums we have had our share! This year, the Italian plum trees have been bursting with fruit and I have needed to find ways to make good use…

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I’ve always been a bit curious about scones. Never really attempted to bake them, even though I’ve had this lemonade scone recipe (by the wonderful Celia from Fig Jam and Lime Cordial) bookmarked for many years. That was over five years ago when I discovered Celia’s blog and all the amazing things she bakes, and it’s taken…

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Jaffas. I bloody love them! I love anything orangey chocolate really… ok anything chocolate. They are a bit of a kiwi icon here in NZ (I’m sure the Aussies are like “waaaaah, they are ours, we made them first just like the pavlova… Actually, I think they did make Jaffas first but shhhhhhhh), so much…

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Have you ever made butter? It’s really simple (a lot more simple than people realise), and I regularly make it for my family. However, the other day, I accidentally made butter. I cleverly managed this by whisking my whipped cream too much when trying to make my brownie and dark chocolate mousse cake. Panic stations set…

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It didn’t take me very long to scope out the options for vegan and gluten free goods in Vancouver. To be honest I’ve had my fill of desserts in Canada but I did want to eat as much bread as possible. It’s something I’m working on making myself but I’m far from mastering it. I…